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Shut it down already, the County Council urged Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim in a pair of nonbinding resolutions approved unanimously Friday.
Residents close Two Step: Popular snorkel spot overrun after state closes beaches due to coronavirus
Residents at Honaunau Bay, also known as Two Step, took it upon themselves to close access to all nonresidents on Friday.
Gov. David Ige and Labor and Industrial Relations Director Scott Murakami announced said today the state is acting to address unemployment claims filing problems and a program to efficiently train and transfer labor into Hawaiis businesses that can help reduce job losses and dampen the economic slide due to COVID-19.
Two presumptive positive coronavirus cases were identified Friday afternoon at Kona Community Hospital, COVID-19 Task Force chief Lt. Gov. Josh Green said.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim announced Friday all Hawaii County beach parks will close effective Saturday due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
HONOLULU One of Waikikis largest hotels said Friday that it will close for at least the next few weeks in response to the coronavirus.
HONOLULU The Hawaii Democratic party has scrapped plans for in-person voting during its party-run presidential primary on April 4 in favor of mailed ballots over concerns of the coronavirus, officials said Friday.
Hawaii Island police have arrested eight individuals stemming from two separate incidents reported Thursday afternoon at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.
Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park are both closed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
The Peace Committee of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple has decided to institute additional food safety practices, and will be distributing Feeding Our Keiki and Kupuna meals via take-out only. This reduces the chance of transmitting any illnesses via social contact, and is in line with public health directives.
HONOLULU The Honolulu City Council approved a twin-tower condominium project that is expected to add nearly 1,000 residential units.
The Food Basket, Hawaii Islands food bank, is seeking the communitys help as they face uncertain times providing food for our islands hungry as the coronavirus pandemic continues.